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Our favorite barbecue restaurants on Long Island

Long Island isn’t close to America’s barbecue belt, but there are some serious pitmasters here. To see where our favorites are smokin’, follow this trail map and make sure you’re hungry before you go!

Backyard Barbecue

The salty breeze of the Nautical Mile mingles with pit smoke from this new barbecue spot.

300 Woodcleft Ave., Freeport NY


BGF Bobby Q’s

This soul-food and barbecue spot is owned by Freeport Village police officer Bobby Ford.

447 N. Main St., Freeport NY


Biscuits & Barbeque

Located in an 1940s-era diner in an industrial neighborhood, Biscuits & Barbeque takes a Cajun approach to barbecue.

106 E. 2nd St., Mineola NY


Graze Smokehouse

No pork? No problem. This glatt-kosher spot has a full menu of beef and poultry, plus a jerky bar.

529 Central Ave., Cedarhurst NY


Harbor Q Smokehouse

Harbor Q has been smoking a classic brisket- ribs-pulled-pork-chicken lineup since 2007.

84 Old Shore Rd., Port Washington NY


Mara’s Homemade

Transplanted from Manhattan’s East Village to Syosset in 2011, Mara’s menu features smoked meats as well as Cajun and Creole specialties.

236 W. Jericho Tpke., Syosset NY


Sempre Fame Gourmet Grill & BBQ Catering

The high quality of classically smoked meats here is equaled by the over-the-top sandwiches that feature them.

374 Tulip Ave., Floral Park NY



Emmanuel Voumvourakis ambitious, long-planned monument to barbecue has finally opened off Franklin Avenue in Garden City.

7 12th St., Garden City NY


Stuey’s Smokehouse BBQ

Well-crafted ribs, brisket, smoked salmon, pulled pork and smoked sausage. Take out from this chic shop or dine on the patio.

50 Birch Hill Rd., Locust Valley NY


Smoked Barn

Renzo Vargas, a pitmaster with serious chops, adds a little Peruvian flair to his menu of smoked meats and rotisserie chicken.

2932 Hempstead Tpke., Levittown NY


Smokin’ Al’s Famous BBQ Joint

Al Horowitz, one of LI’s longest-running barbecue bosses, serves up crowd-pleasing ‘cue in a rollicking dining room.

4847 Merrick Rd., Massapequa Park NY


Swingbellys Beachside BBQ

Since 2006, Swingbellys has weathered a superstorm and personnel changes, but the barbecue only gets better.

909 W. Beech St., Long Beach NY



At this spot in the heart of Patchogue, wash down your ‘cue with one of three dozen craft brews on tap, in bottles and cans.

70 W. Main St., Patchogue NY


Dang BBQ

This exuberant eatery serves classic barbecue with over-the-top variations such as smokehouse mac-and-cheese lasagna.

174 Islip Ave., Islip NY


Dixie’s Smokehouse

At Dixie’s, just across the tracks from the Kings Park LIRR station, the extensive menu buttresses barbecue with salads, seafood and burgers.

12 Indian Head Rd., Kings Park NY


Maple Tree BBQ Smokehouse

Pick up a barbecue picnic on the way to wine country, or eat in Maple Tree’s dining room, backyard or at a picnic table across Route 25, with a fine view of the Peconic River.

820 W. Main St., Riverhead NY


Old Fields Barbecue

A menu of smoked regional classics is served counter-style at this stylish, new-wave barbecue restaurant.

15 New St., Huntington NY


Radio Radio

Adjacent to its sister restaurant, Vauxhall, this hip, happening spot even has vegan barbecue items.

24 Clinton Ave., Huntington NY


Rolling Smoke Grill

Three years after launching their custom-designed barbecue truck, Kerri and Rich Ciota have opened a brick-and-mortar place.

189B Portion Rd., Ronkonkoma NY


Smoke Shack Blues

In the heart of Port Jefferson, Smoke Shack Blues offers traditional pit-smoked barbecue in a modern, industrial setting.

138 Main St., Port Jefferson NY


Smokin’ Wolf BBQ & More

Arthur Wolf’s menu of traditional smoked meats is filled out with Southwestern-inflected salads, sandwiches and wraps.

199 Pantigo Rd., East Hampton NY


Tennessee Jed’s

Originally located in Wantagh, Jed’s is now smoking in spacious, barn-like digs in Lindenhurst.

143 N. Wellwood Ave., Lindenhurst NY


Townline BBQ

Don’t be fooled by its elegant, rustic chic; this celeb-friendly Hamptonian spot also has serious barbecue cred.

3593 Montauk Hwy., Sagaponack NY